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Hadassah, Grand Forks chapter records

Identifier: umja0035

Scope and Content

This collection consists of records dating between 1973 and 2006 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, member lists, financial papers, bulletins, and ephemera related to planning events including fliers, ticket stubs, programs, press releases, and newspaper clippings. Awards, buttons, and magnets are also included.


  • Creation: 1973-2006


Use of Materials

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.

Historical Note

When Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America was founded in New York in 1912 Israel was not yet a state. Yet founder Henrietta Szold called for practical Zionism as she began proactive fundraising to meet the health needs of Palestine's people. Hadassah eventually grew to a nationwide social advocacy group engaging Jewish women to effect change in support for the people of Israel; currently there are 330,000 members and supporters nationwide.

The Grand Forks chapter of Hadassah is just one chapter of the group umbrellaed under the Hadassah Upper Midwest Region leadership. They began as the Shalom Group of Grand Forks of the Fargo chapter of Hadassah, but eventually became their own chapter, while continuing to work with chapters in Fargo, Minot, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. The Fargo chapter was active dating back to 1937, while the Grand Forks chapter can be traced to 1942.


1.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Hollinger box, 1 Paige box)

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This collection consists of records related to the Grand Forks, North Dakota chapter of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization.

Source of acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 1993 by Bertha Pulay in her role as President of Hadassah, Grand Forks chapter. Collection added to by other presidents, date unknown.

Hadassah, Grand Forks chapter records, 1973-2006
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
April 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2017: Revised to include newly found materials.

Collecting Area Details

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